Is the keto diet or intermittent fasting better for losing weight?

What’s best: Keto or Fasting? How about both?

Great topic of discussion here, as both methods have been used for many years, especially Keto, in order to cure disease like cancer. The research is very eye opening to many people who perhaps may be suffering diseases, and provides a different alternative to many traditional medications.

The two combined together in a dietary plan, have the power to change ones health, drop and control weight all at the same time.

Intermittent fasting provides blood sugar control, as well as increase brain function and reduce inflammation. Most people first start the IF journey because of it’s remarkable weight loss results in a shorter period of time – without too much effort with dieting and restrictive calorie control. This is what makes it the most appealing out of your traditional dieting. Let’s not forget the positive impact it actually has on your health as well. Many people have in fact stopped taking diabetic and heart medication. It’s truly remarkable.

Keto diet is more of a restrictive plan of action, as it’s strategy is to eat an extremely low carb diet (about 50g per day), moderate levels of protein and high fat. This combination forces your body to begin burning fat stores to use as energy. This is a term known as ‘ketosis’ in the keto world.

Keto has been known to improve mental symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and used as a treatment for many other neurological diseases. Keto also reduces insulin levels, which therefore lowers heart disease and triglyceride levels (1, 2)

Now, what happens when you combine the two?

Using IF in conjunction with keto allows you to transition into ketosis at a much faster rate. When fasting, your body maintains its energy balance by shifting its fuel source from carbs to fats — the exact premise of the keto diet. Your insulin and glycogen stores decrease, encouraging your body to naturally begin the process of burning stored body fat for fuel. Basically, combining keto and fasting makes for a faster and more seamless process of transitioning into ketosis. This can sometimes become very challenging to do alone with the keto diet – and that’s why sometimes the results do not always lead to success. Keto and IF together make it a lot easier to reach, in less time.

When it comes to fat loss, this can lead to even more body fat being used as energy. IF boosts metabolism, encouraging thermogenesis which can help to eliminate those stubborn fat stores in the body. Combine this with weight training, and you have the perfect environment for building muscle mass, as well as shedding those body fat stores quickly, and without too much effort.

Should you do it?

Depending on your goals, this method is safe for anyone to pursue. I do it all the time, and it’s proven to be very successful. Others may find it extremely restrictive in nature. If you balance out this lifestyle and allow carb cycling, it’s a lot more manageable. This is especially true if you would like to build more muscle mass. There are many ways you can adapt this and change it according to your goals and lifestyle. But there is no doubt that this kind of eating plan does help with fat loss more rapidly, as well as provide a multitude of health benefits many diets do not. Try it out and see for yourself.

I hope you found this helpful for you, and I do hope you choose to use both of these methods to achieve optimal health and a sensational body composition. I highly recommend it because It’s very easy to maintain, and not at all difficult to put in place, each and every day of your life. You can contact me any time on my website or join me on fb and insta social. Please feel free to upvote this answer if it has been useful in some way to you.

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